Transitional style is a combination of traditional and modern designs, a balance of both. Often elements of the old are updated with a modern or contemporary twist and come in a wide range of fresh, up-to-date color palettes. You can also think of transitional style as an informal version of more formal traditional designs.
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.